Teaching Tea

I have often brought tea into the classroom discussions, especially during our unit on British Imperialism and the Opium Wars. Many students at my school take Chinese (I took two years in college myself before teaching English in China) and are interested to study the links between British tea drinking and the Opium Wars. Along… Continue reading Teaching Tea

Walking the Tōkaidō

This fall I started a virtual journey with teachers all around the world. We recorded our walks, runs, and steps and charted our progress on the 318 mile walk across Japan’s famous Tōkaidō, from Tokyo to Kyoto. The Tōkaidō was the Eastern Sea Route that millions of merchants, pilgrims, and travelers walked. We looked at art,… Continue reading Walking the Tōkaidō